2016 Rio Summer Olympics

Olympic Moments: Emotional Victories and Devastating Defeats

Pride, determination, joy and sorrow were on full display for athletes competing in the 11th day of the 2016 Rio Games.

USA's April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings react as Brazil's Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Agatha Bednarczuk celebrate after winning the women's beach volleyball semi-final match. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP - Getty Images
Jennifer Simpson celebrates the bronze medal in the women's 1500m final. DIEGO AZUBEL / EPA
Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand assists Abbey D'Agostino of the United States after a collision during the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16. Ian Walton / Getty Images

Silver medal winner Annalise Murphy of Ireland and bronze medal winner Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark jump into the water at the end of the laser radial women's event.

Gregorio Borgia / AP
Jordan Wilimovsky, of United States, competes in the men's marathon event. Felipe Dana / AP
Alexandra Raisman of USA competes in the women's floor final. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters
Chen Yang of China competes in the women's discus throw final. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI / Reuters
Paula Belo of Brazil and Kelly Dulfer of Netherlands in action during women's preliminary handball quarterfinal. MARKO DJURICA / Reuters

Ndour Gueye of Spain and Lara Sanders of Turkey fight for the basketball during the women's quarterfinal.

Will Claye of the United States reacts after winning the silver medal in the men's triple jump final. Shaun Botterill / Getty Images
Guyana's Troy Doris reacts after performing in the triple jump finals during the athletics competitions. Morry Gash / AP

Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the men's 200m preliminary Round 1.

Athletes compete during the women's 100m hurdles heats of the athletics, track and field events. PETER KLAUNZER / EPA
New Zealand's Eliza McCartney competes in a qualifying round of the pole vault. Morry Gash / AP
United States' Brianna Rollins competes in a women's 100-meter hurdles heat during the athletics competitions. Lee Jin-man / AP
China's Wang Yan performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final. Rebecca Blackwell / AP

Team Serbia celebrates victory over Australia in the women's basketball quarterfinal.

JIM YOUNG / Reuters
Davor Stefanek of Serbia and his coach celebrate winning the gold medal in the men's Greco-Roman 66 kg. TORU HANAI / Reuters
Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe of Canada heads the ball as goalkeeper Almuth Schult of Germany prepares to make a save during the women's football tournament semifinal. UESLEI MARCELINO / Reuters

Netherlands' Billy Bakker bows his head in sorrow as players from Belgium celebrate after winning a men's field hockey semifinal match.

Dario Lopez-Mills / AP
Uzbekistan's Murodjon Akhmadaliev reacts after knocking down Argentina's Alberto Ezequiel Melian during a men's bantamweight 56-kg quarterfinals boxing match. Jae C. Hong / AP